If you're looking for an excuse to throw a party, why not theme it? It's not only more fun for your guests, but more fun for the hosts (you!), too! Whether it be a mid-summer soirée (perhaps the first party you're hosting with your partner as a married couple), your engagement party, or a bridal shower, adding in a theme gets people excited and is a great excuse to break out some specialty drinks, fun favors, and decor galore! Plus, who doesn't love a chance to dress up?
One of our all-time favorite themes is fiesta—it's easy to do, and lends itself perfectly to happy, bright colors, batch cocktails (we're craving a watermelon margarita right now, please), and crowd-pleasing (and easy) food. Besides all that, this is the perfect time of year for a backyard fiesta with friends—the summer is just heating up (literally), and everyone's in high spirits now that it's finally stopped snowing/raining/deciding to be 80 degrees one day and 45 the next.
Need a little help finding the most fun fiesta gear out there? Etsy and BRIDES have got you covered, naturally. So grab your drink dispensers (you did register for one, right?), your margarita glasses, and some pals, and get to fiesta-ing with these 11 finds!
Cactus Drink Stirrers
You can't have a successful themed party without some coordinating drink stirrers—this is the golden rule, no?
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $7.20+
Colorful Tassel Earrings
We're into this color combo, and these earrings seem muy ready to fiesta on your ears all night!
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $39.90
Who wants to do dishes after drinking tequila all night?? That's what we thought. Thus, these adorable disposable plates.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $6.95
Send your guests home with these campy and fun matchboxes (yes, favors at a non-wedding is still a fun thing to do! And less people means you can spring for better favors!).
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $30
More suitable for a larger party (like a shower or engagement soiree), we love these papel picado table numbers.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $53.08+
This classic Otomi table runner is beautiful not only for your party, but as a fun pop of color on your dining table year round!
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $62.71
Pom Pom Tassels
Another favor idea: pom poms. Especially fun to attach place cards to and put on plates at a bridal luncheon or bridesmaids luncheon, and later your 'maids can attach them to their favorite straw beach tote!
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $11.50
Just in queso! These hangover kit bags are perfect for a fiesta themed bachelorette party or for your guests welcome bags!
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $.75+
Linen Cocktail Napkins
Hey, if you're using disposible plates, why not have real cocktail napkins? Just throw 'em in the wash, easy-peasy.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $40
A fiesta isn't a fiesta without a piñata! Fill this sucker up with candy and mini bottles of tequila.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $72.30
Also needed for theme parties: balloons. The larger and more obnoxious, the better.
SHOP NOW: Etsy, $4